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July 9, 2012
Long Beach Memorial Uses Aquilion ONE CT for Comprehensive Diagnoses, Treatment Planning
TUSTIN, Calif., July 9, 2012 – To expand its stroke care capabilities for fast diagnoses and more accurate treatment, Long Beach Memorial, a primary stroke care center for MemorialCare Health System, is using Toshiba’s AquilionTM ONE dynamic volume CT system for both acute stroke diagnoses and interventional planning.
“The Aquilion ONE’s whole brain perfusion images and ability to show real-time brain function with greater detail are instrumental in improving stroke diagnoses and planning,” said Dr. Nima Ramezan, M.D., MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute, Long Beach Memorial. “The Aquilion ONE’s whole brain perfusion images enable us to identify viable brain tissue and determine the optimal treatment pathway. We also use the system to assess therapy effectiveness to further guide our decision making for improved patient outcome and the patient’s recovery process.”
Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE CT system covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high-resolution, 0.5 mm detector elements (640 unique slices), which can image the entire brain in a single rotation. It also shows an organ’s dynamic blood flow and real-time function, which are critical in acute stroke care. The faster the clinician can determine the optimal treatment pathway, the better the patient’s chances for survival and recovery.
The Aquilion ONE features dose reduction technologies including Target CTA, SUREExposureTM 3D, SUREExposure Pediatric, QDS and Boost3DTM. Additionally, the Aquilion ONE system at Long Beach Memorial will soon be upgraded to include Toshiba’s newest dose reduction technology, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D). AIDR 3D will allow the facility to acquire CT data sets using less radiation, helping to improve patient safety.
“Aquilion ONE revolutionizes patient care by helping to reduce diagnoses times for life-threatening conditions like stroke from hours to mere minutes,” said Tim Nicholson, senior manager, Market Development, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Aquilion ONE can improve quality of life for stroke patients through its faster, more comprehensive exams, ultimately resulting in lower overall healthcare costs and better patient outcomes.”
About Long Beach Memorial
Named among the top 12 hospitals in the Los Angeles metro area by U.S. News and World Report, Long Beach Memorial has been providing compassionate care with the latest state-of-the-art technology for more than 100 years. Long Beach Memorial is the region’s first choice for comprehensive care in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. Long Beach Memorial is a leader in new technology, being one of only three hospitals in Calif. with a 320 Slice CT Scanner and preventative technology and programs such as the Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscope (ENB™) and the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology. Centers of Excellence include the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute, the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, the MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute, the MemorialCare Orthopedic Institute, the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute, the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center, Stroke Program and the Emergency Department and Trauma Center. Visit www.MemorialCare.org/Long_Beach, like us on Facebook.com/LongBeachMemorial and follow us at Twitter.com/LongBeachMMC.
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.